**WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE AMAZING DECLAN ZAPALA WILL BE AT THE FESTIVAL 22-23 AUGUST FOR A SOLO CONCERT AND A TWO HOUR WORKSHOP!** With his fascinating compositions exploring new avenues in guitar technique whilst maintaining a close relationship with the traditions of the vast guitar repertoire he promises to be an artist not to be missed. Please see the Concerts and Courses pages for more details.
Check out our new "Guitar Overdose"! We have put together 4 guitar workshops, each 2 hours in length, facilitated by Alberto Grollo (acoustic, Italy), Amir John Haddad "El Amir" (flamenco, Spain) Martin Harley (slide blues, UK) and Declan Zapala (Classical/Acoustic, UK). You can sample a little of each style from these world renewed artists - what a fabulous opportunity to broaden your musical horizons!
B.B. King - The King of the Blues - 3 Day Guitar Workshop
Electric Guitar Course: Ted Lynch (blues guitarist) will be taking you through the music of the legendary and late blues master B.B. King. Sadly Mr. King passed away this month14th May and we thought it a fitting tribute to his legacy to introduce his music to you. Ted will take you through the fundamentals of the blues structure and demonstrate how to improvise over a chord progression. Two of BB King's popular tracks will be covered and all participants will have the opportunity to perform these on stage with a full band at the Gala Concert on Sunday night. Full Course Details to Follow
The 13th City of Derry Guitar Festival is approaching fast and we can hardly believe it's been 13 years since our first edition! It has definitely been an exciting journey for us, and we invite you to come along and celebrate another year of success at the Derry Guitar Festival 2015 from 20th - 23rd August.